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    Cane River

    National Heritage Area Louisiana

Things To Know Before You Come

Downtown Natchitoches Photo by John Lees
Louisiana weather is very hot and humid in the spring and summer months. It can be very cold and damp in the winter. Dress comfortably and according to the season.

Be prepared to walk as Cane River National Heritage Area sites include  outbuildings and parking may be short distances from sites.

Information, maps, and brochures are available from the Natchitoches Convention and Visitors Bureau.  Visit the Center's contact page for information to plan your travel to individual sites. Visit:
http://www.natchitoches.net


Brief review of sites (doesn't include all sites) in Cane River National Heritage Area:

•Cane River Creole National Historical Park – Oakland Plantation Site and Magnolia Plantation Outbuildings
•Natchitoches Downtown Historic District
•Three Louisiana State Historic sites – Los Adaes, Fort St. Jean Baptiste, and Fort Jesup
•Adai Indian Museum and Cultural Center
•Native American Indian Museum on Northwestern State University Campus
*American Cemetery
*Immaculate Conception Church and St. Martin Museum
•Melrose Plantation
*Magnolia Plantation House
•Badin-Roque House
*St. Augustine Catholic Church and Cemetery
•Grand Ecore Visitors Center
•Rebel State Historic Site – Home of the Louisiana Country Music Museum and the Resting Place of the Unknown Confederate Soldier
Plus much more...
Photo by John Lees

Did You Know?

Reindeer used in the movie

"A Year Without Santa" was filmed in Natchitoches in July, 2006 in the hot summer heat. This was a made for TV movie shown at Christmas time starring John Goodman and Delta Burke. These reindeer were also part of the movie and kept cool in a trailer with cold air blowing on them.